Rodney Copperton
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What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 9, 2013. 4 Replies

Okay, I've been working with plasticine for years. I can create cartoon characters that are almost identical to their counterparts (just in a 3D format). However, to animate them... they don't move…Continue

 

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StopmoNick replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"I don't think there is a better clay type material than plasticine, if you want to do clay animation. Some of us prefer to use other types of materials like foam latex that can bend and be animated, but don't have the ability to be…"
Feb 9, 2013
Rodney Copperton replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"To stop-motion in general... I wouldn't say I'm a newbie so as much as an amateur. I've made personal videos I haven't shared because I don't care to (they have no story, they are there just to see how things move &…"
Feb 9, 2013
LIOs Nephew replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"Even though you're experienced sculptor, are you a newbie to stop motion??? So much stuff to know about and would take bible size book contents about stop motion. In general, you definitely have an internal armature to support the…"
Feb 9, 2013
Strider replied to Rodney Copperton's discussion What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?
"Wires can just cut right through the clay - you need to make armatures. Put something around the wire to make it thicker - you can pack epoxy putty around them to make bones or wrap them with many windings of paper taped or glued on. For large areas…"
Feb 9, 2013
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What Is The Best Material For Good Animation...?

Okay, I've been working with plasticine for years. I can create cartoon characters that are almost identical to their counterparts (just in a 3D format). However, to animate them... they don't move too well because as you move plasticine, it either is too heavy (with large characters), or too thin & they fall over (if you have skinny legs).I've tried some work arounds by sticking some wires in them, but some are either too thin or too thick, and it really makes it a pain in the ass to make…See More
Feb 9, 2013
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Notes From The Sanatorium

"I love it. Granted, I only saw a couple videos here because I'm new to this site... but this is really great. The animation is smooth, sets are wonderful, lighting is great... looks professional. The character design looks scary because of the…"
Feb 5, 2013

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Looking for animator for 20 sec short

Started by Robert in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Robert 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

I'm actually designing a storyboard for a short 20 sec animation with 2 characters one in a bed sick with a flu with a thermometer hanging out his mouth the other a doctor, I've been thinking of doing this a while for my documentary I'm making but I…Continue

pros&cons to coistumes mad eof fabric materials vs. "casting" of rtv silicone and/or urethane rubbers

Started by John Polacchi in HAIR & COSTUME. Last reply by Cynthia Eckles 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

I was wondering how many of you out(if any) either have or have thought that instead of going through the pains of making costumes of various fabrics have decided to just "cast" the major parts or costumes/clothing from rtv rubber(silicone,urethane…Continue

Grand Prize Winner! "Marshmallow Martyr"

Started by Rick Jacobs in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Jason Rodgers 19 hours ago. 4 Replies

Fun! I won grand prize for this animation. On to a more challenging competition.…Continue

Issue using Nikon manual lens on a Canon camera in Dragonframe.

Started by Ben Tobin in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Ben Tobin yesterday. 7 Replies

Hey anyone reading.I recently purchased a pre-AI Nikkor Macro as it was fairly cheap and the glass looked absolutely flawless despite it being the same age as me.I am currently using a Canon 6D as my primary shooting body and up until recently I…Continue

The Nolvin Project (preview)

Started by David Tomasiewicz in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by David Tomasiewicz on Wednesday. 125 Replies

I had a longer description of this project, but here is a better and shorter one:This is a scene for a project (my space opera: THE NOLVIN PROJECT) that I'll work on 40 or so years later in my life. This scene, however, I'm creating now. It is a…Continue

Dan of the Dead at Viewster Film Festival

Started by Peter Ellis in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by Peter Ellis on Monday. 2 Replies

Hi allDan of the Dead is in it's first ever film festival. After almost 4 years in the making!!! It's an amazing feeling to finally have it out there for all to see and more importantly... VOTE!We really need your votes guys, we're currently in 12th…Continue

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